OBITUARY

Viola Virginia Aucoin Mire

April 4, 1927May 1, 2018

Viola Virginia Aucoin Mire passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018 at a local nursing home.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was born on April 4, 1927 to William Randolph and Nellie Hubbs Aucoin. Viola was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a church mission. She enjoyed spending time with her family and church family. During her working years she was employed for Olan Mills as sales representative. She was also a hostess and cashier for Jean Lafitte’s and the original Ryan’s. She was a volunteer with the voter’s registration for several years.

Viola is survived by her five children, Johnice Young and husband Kent of Sulphur, LA; Jeffrey Mire and wife LaDale of Kingsland, TX; Brenda Hansen and husband Greg of Wayne, PA; Troy Mire and wife Cheryle of Las Vegas, NV; Renee Pickett and husband David of Napa, CA. She has sixteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and all ten of her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1pm until service time at 2:30pm. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Viola is survived by her five children, Johnice Young and husband Kent of Sulphur, LA; Jeffrey Mire and wife LaDale of Kingsland, TX; Brenda Hansen and husband Greg of Wayne, PA; Troy Mire and wife Cheryle of Las Vegas, NV; Renee Pickett and husband David of Napa, CA. She has sixteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by her parents and all ten of her brothers and sisters.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Viola Virginia Aucoin Mire

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Susan Duplantis

May 10, 2018

My first memory of Viola Mire was as a little girl, and she was the Primary Chorister. I was fascinated by how pretty she was, and especially with that silver streak running through her hair. I always knew that she was a good mom, and that she didn't put up with foolishness. I'm not sure how I knew that, but I did. To me, her children were all so talented and very cool and I thought the Mires were wealthy because they had a piano. As an adult, I admired Viola's pretty alto voice. Later, my husband and I would often go eat at Jean Lafitte in Lake Charles when she worked there as Hostess. It was a posh restaurant with wonderful food and Viola handled her duties gracefully. It was clear that the owner considered her his closest and most trusted staff member. To all her children, grandchildren, great grands and even the babies - the great great grands who do not yet know her name - I know you all are blessed every day by the good things she taught and by her example.
With much love- Susan & Don Duplantis

Kathleen Dougay

May 7, 2018

Johnice and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing! She was so sweet and I loved working with her. May God ease the pain, as only He can, and continue to bless your family.

Jarrett Cameron

May 7, 2018

Mawmaw Mire has been a highlight to every family gathering my whole life. She always greets us with smiles, hugs, and usually a creative gift of some kind. She has been a foundation of service to the lord for our family and an example to all. She was labeled the fun grandma, the funny grandma, and at times, the strict grandma. She was never afraid to speak her mind or correct me when I needed it. Im a better son, brother, and father because of her. My great grandma is one of a kind and I will miss her dearly. All my memories of mawmaw bring me smiles and laughter. Till' we meet again at Jesus feet. Love you!

Jorge LeRoy

May 5, 2018

I'm so sorry for the loss of Aunt Viola. To Johnice, Troy, Brenda and Renée and the rest of the family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad and yet joyous time. I always had a good relationship with her and remember some of scoldings she gave me from time to time. One of the neatest stories I can tell was my mother reacting to the wedding shower Aunt Viola gave to Sondra. When she got home from the shower, mom said that Sondra's mom had a big family. I asked what do you mean? To which she replied all the sisters were there and there were a bunch of them. Of course we laughed and told her that in the church women referred to each other as "sister this and sister that." Had Viola not given the shower, I would have never had such a belly laugh like that one due to my mother. Thanks, Aunt Viola! Give a hug and a kiss to Sondra and the rest of the family from all of us. I loved you!

Phyllis Stott

May 2, 2018

I wonder if she will need a pot of rice in Heaven?
Love,
The Rice Lady

FROM THE FAMILY